Forced Showdown

Forced Showdown


Hello everyone, it is time for another review and this time I am really honored and sooo excited to present you Forced Showdown. Forced Showdown is an action and deckbuilding game combined in a Galactic Game Show - but questions are replaced by deadly Gladiator Battles! You are the contestant - will you die or become a crowd favorite? The game is created and published by BetaDwarf and it got released on the 29th of March.

Forced Showdown
Forced Showdown

It’s also the only Galactic Game Show with lives on the line and we can describe it as Twin-stick, Deck-building, and Rogue-lite title. To begin with the very first aspect of the game that I loved is definitely the great graphics. They are really high on details, the world and the lobby of the game is really amazing and fun to walk around. I also liked that each time you start a new battle/show the world you enter is random and the enemies as well. This feature enhances the whole replay value of the title because every challenge will be different and harder every time you start them. Moreover, the cards in the game are used in a really smart way and they create a different atmosphere in it and escape the classic twin-stick and deck-building games we have all got used to.

Forced Showdown The artwork in them is impressive as well. Moreover, another positive aspect of the game is that you really feel that you are in a show with the announcer and when every new round starts it’s like you are in a new battle with more enemies or bigger disadvantages. This game requires not a lot of skill but a great amount of luck...so prepare to die a lot and restart your battles even more times. There are also a lot of ways to get new cards and there different modes in the as well and different chapters to explore.

Forced Showdown As far as the negative aspects are concerned, personally there isn’t much negative stuff to mention but if I had to mention one it would definitely be the fact that the game is too random. There will be many times that you will have to restart the title because the cards you got are not useful at all or because the conditions of the battle are not the ones you like!

Forced Showdown
Forced Showdown

To sum up, the game is definitely worth picking it up even at its full price because it offers a complete experience that will satisfy even the most demanding gamers. Great job BetaDwarf!

Verdict: 9/10

+graphics
+random generated aspect
+artwork and use of cards
+atmosphere

-too random at some times

Dionysis Spinos